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Panopto Unavailable During Update to User Experience on Jan. 8-9

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 15:37


Panopto—the service provider for Lecture Capture—will apply updates during scheduled maintenance from 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, to 1 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. Users will not be able to access recordings or upload new videos during the maintenance period.

This update will provide a more intuitive experience that will let users:

  • Join and add video to an ongoing recording using the mobile app – Mobile devices can be used to record a single event from multiple angles, without special equipment.
  • Create video reference copies Place video reference copies for audience distribution.
  • Edit audio descriptions for improved accessibility – Upload or create descriptions in the Panopto editor. Viewer interfaces will now automatically pause and read audio descriptions aloud using speech synthesis.
  • Organize and locate home page content in new ways – Manage multiple curated playlists and navigate video carousels.

Panopto will no longer work with Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) once the update is complete. Information about the decision by Microsoft is available on their support site. Microsoft recommends Microsoft Edge as a possible replacement for IE 11.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.